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Friday, May 23, 2008

Gordon Gets It
When They Feel the Heat, They See the Light

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix -- May 23  
Mayor Phil Gordon – Police Chief Harris at rear.

Phoenix police widen immigration enforcement
    Phoenix police may now contact Immigrations and Customs Enforcement when they suspect a person to be in the country illegally, a shift in policy that is expected to increase the number of illegal immigrants deported from the state.
    Chief Jack Harris announced new changes on Thursday to Operations Order 1.4, the police policy on immigration that previously prevented officers in most cases from asking about a person's citizenship status.
    The policy has been a lightning rod for criticism from residents who want to see Phoenix do more to combat illegal immigration and helped foment the current recall effort against Mayor Phil Gordon. [...]
    The policy also won the impassioned support of Julie Erfle, the widow of a Phoenix police officer whose death at the hands of an illegal immigrant last September helped to spark the furor over 1.4 that led to the policy being revised.
    At the same time, the policy change drew concern from members of the Hispanic community, who worried that victims of crimes and witnesses would lose trust in the police.
Video KPHO-TV Report Courtesy of 'Lone Wolf' KTAR's Larry Gaydos comments on policy
Video Dobbs Segments 'Media Matters' Attacks / Amnesty   Transcript

Laurie Roth, Ph. D. -- News With Views -- Merlin, Oregon         sc      
Is Congress and the White House for sale?   
We already know the global elites want control. For years now we have seen the manipulative and almost secretive meetings of the SPP moving forward on the North American union and the super highway plans. Naturally, the whole time talk radio and any conservative media has been slammed and insulted... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNBC-TV -- Los Angeles  
Immigration sting results in 905 arrests in California   
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says agents have arrested more than 900 people in California on immigration violations during a three-week sting targeting people who ignored deportation orders. -- The agency says 495 of the 905 people arrested were targeted in the operation. The other 410 just happened to be on the scene when agents arrived. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

We Get E-Mail   
'Trouble at the border? I had no idea!'   
In another case of politicians not having a clue what's really going on in this country, an interesting exchange took place in Washington this week. -- Three Democrat legislators spoke to reporters about what they claim is "anti-immigrant coverage" by conservative media outlets... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Ozarks First -- Springfield, Missouri      Video Included    sc       
Governor says immigration bill is strong   
Governor Matt Blunt was in Branson today to tout what he calls one of the strongest bills to come out of this session, the illegal immigration bill. -- The governor says the legislation prohibits sanctuary cities, stops illegals from getting a drivers license, and makes it a felony to transport an illegal immigrant in the state...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Immigrants fleeing South Africa after deadly attacks   
Johannesburg, S. A. -- Hundreds of immigrants boarded crowded buses for Mozambique and other African nations Thursday, passing bags and even babies through the windows in a rush to flee violent attacks against outsiders that have left 42 dead... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix  
Border schools get tough on Mexican students   
Calexico & San Diego, Calif. -- If you cross the U.S.-Mexican border at the town of Calexico you might run into a photographer named Daniel Santillan. But he's not likely to be shooting pictures of tourists. He only has eyes for Mexican schoolchildren who want an American education... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Phyllis Schlafly -- WorldNetDaily.com   
A new argument against immigration   
Many arguments, pro and con, about how to deal with illegal aliens have been passionately debated over the past couple of years, but there are still other arguments that need public exposure. Mark Krikorian presents a new argument in his forthcoming book called "The New Case Against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Orlando Sentinel   
Advocate: N.C. "insults" illegal alien students   
While other states struggle with the issue, North Carolina alone is moving ahead with an interpretation of a federal law that the state says bars illegal [aliens] from attending community colleges, even if the students pay more than the cost of their education.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

New York Times   
Human rights conditions placed on aid anger Mexicans   
The U.S. Congress has scaled back on President Bush's anti-drug plans for Mexico and put human rights conditions on some of the aid, drawing fire from some Mexicans who accuse American lawmakers of meddling in their country's internal affairs... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WorldNetDaily.com   
No way, José! DUI illegals treated as 'special'   
Some illegal immigrants may have found a way to ensure they will never lose their driver's licenses for drunk driving in California – even if they can't read. -- Christian Rodier, office assistant at Special Treatment Education and Prevention Services, or STEPS, in Bakersfield, Calif., told WND he believes... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Mike Cutler -- Family Security Matters   
Slaughterhouse raid reveals serious fraud issues   
There is further news on the raid at a meatpacking plant in Iowa last week and the fraudulent means by which Agriprocessors obtained their employees: Agriprocessors, you see, has two lucrative and pernicious schemes going. One scheme involves driving wages down to bare subsistence by hiring desperately poor... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
May 27
Los Angeles -- 1:00 PM -- Walter Moore for Mayor of L. A.
Board of Supervisors Meeting -- Jamiel's Law

Chuck Baldwin -- News With Views -- Merlin, Oregon  
Open borders shows "war on terror" is superficial   
The American people were led to believe that America's fine men and women in uniform were sent halfway around the world to Iraq and Afghanistan to fight a "war on terror." Of course, everyone now knows that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with the attacks on September 11, 2001. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Border Fire Report     Video Report  
Testimony of illegal alien care from Florida hospital   
No need to editorialize. These are the facts the politicians don't care about but you must pay for. Is it any 456464 wonder 80 hospitals in border states have shut down or closed their ER units? ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WTNH-TV -- Hartford, Connecticut   
Mexican charged with drilling dog's head deported   
A prosecutor says a Plainville man accused of drilling several holes in a dog's head has been deported to Mexico. -- Severino Cruz had claimed he attacked the pit bull at his home in January after the dog bit his 8-year-old son. The dog had to be euthanized because of its injuries. [More of Bush's pet fiends] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

FM 104.1 "The Truth" -- Tucson    Audio Report
Arizona School Superintendent discusses "Raza Studies"   
Tom Horne says these "Raza" programs in the Tucson USD are something akin to a reverse Ku Klux Klan. -- The article being discussed is Raza studies gives rise to racial hostility which appeared in the Arizona Daily Star yesterday. -- This audio is from a show that also aired yesterday, May 22, 2008.

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day
These dune buggy folks were part of a larger group seen in desert west of Yuma, Arizona. They were about 1/4 mile north of the border. There is no fence or other indication as to where the border is....

Arkansas News Bureau  
Illegal alien advocate says initiative "fostering racism"    
A proposed ballot initiative to limit illegal immigrants' access to public benefits is fostering racism in Arkansas, the co-founder of a group that opposes punitive measures against immigrants said Thursday. -- The measure, proposed by the group Secure Arkansas, likely won't make the November general election ballot... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Al Dia -- Philadelphia  
Raids, raids and more raids   
Spring is here, summer is around the corner and ICE is in full action. Its mandate? To arrest and remove all those who are in violation of the law. Make no mistake: ICE means business. -- Post 9/11 we’ve witnessed adjudications being pushed aside for lack of funding (or so we’ve been told) and instead more money has been pumped into enforcement. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times 
E-mail: Weekend will be 'bloodiest and deadliest'   
As the death count in Juárez [Chih., Mex.] mounts, residents on both sides of the border now are wondering how seriously they should take an e-mail warning predicting that this weekend will be the "bloodiest and deadliest" in the city's history. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Cybercast News Service   
Police force in Mexican town quits in fear   
Acapulco, Gro., Mex. -- A southern Mexican town's 15-member police force has quit for fear of being assassinated in retaliation for a shootout with gunmen, a security official said Thursday. -- Zirandaro was the second town in less than two weeks to be left without its police force as Mexico's drug cartels wage increasingly bold attacks against security forces. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Quad City Times -- Davenport, Iowa       
"Hispanics" bracing themselves for more ICE raids   
With rumors flying and fears that last week’s immigration raid in Postville, Iowa, may be only the start of more of the same, the Hispanic community in the Quad-Cities is gearing up to protect itself. -- Last Sunday, after the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Davenport, church deacon Julian Gutierrez passed out literature... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Phoenix police to ask all suspects about immigration status   
Phoenix police may now contact Immigrations and Customs Enforcement when they suspect a person to be in the country illegally, a shift in policy that is expected to increase the number of illegal immigrants deported from the state. -- Chief Jack Harris announced changes Thursday to Operations Order 1.4, the police policy on... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Salt Lake Tribune   
Lawmakers begin brainstorming on immigration problems   
Some lawmakers professed shock Thursday about immigration laws they learned of during the inaugural gathering of the Utah legislative Immigration Interim Committee. -- Maybe the most surprising: Immigrants who live in Utah illegally can not be criminally prosecuted solely for being here without proper U.S. documentation...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
It has now been eighteen months since Mexico's President Calderon took office (527 days up to May 20); during that time there have now been over four thousand executions, an average of 7.6 per day. Last week the average was 15 every 24 hours, mainly in the states of Chihuahua, Durango and Sinaloa...

Michelle Malkin  
Blowing the whistle on a La Raza school   
I’ve reported in-depth on publicly-subsidized La Raza/The Race schools that abandon academics for Aztlan studies. The US Department of Education has forked over $8 million in public charter school grants to La Raza/The Race, which helps propagate such multi-culti claptrap as "Aztec math" in dozens of MEChA madrassas. [Older related item]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Marin Independent Journal -- Novato, Calif.   
ICE raids net 17 illegal aliens in Canal   
Immigration authorities arrested 17 illegal [aliens] in the Canal area of San Rafael in raids that began early Thursday morning. -- Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement department, said enforcement teams removed 16 men and one woman... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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